Baekje Historic Areas

Baekje Historic Areas

Gongju and Buyeo in Chungcheongnam-do Province, which were the capital cities of Baekje (18BCE-660CE), and Iksan in Jeollanam-do Province are referred to as the “Baekje Historic Areas”. The Jeongnimsa Temple Site in Buyeo, where Baekje’s only remaining stone pagoda can be seen, and the Mireuksa Temple Site in Iksan are among the 8 relics included in the UNESCO recognition. The nearly perfectly preserved Buddhist temples and ancient tombs are important assets that demonstrate the sophisticated and refined arts and cultures of the Baekje Kingdom.